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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
marina green. fleet week is a tradition that welcomes the u.s. navy, marine corps and the coast guard to san san francisco. nine american and canada vessels entered the bay and docked at peer 80. causing many to stop and stare because on this day there is plenty to see. >> we came in to see the giants and we came in early to see fleet week and see the blue angels and -- there's lots to do here. >> my job consists of maintaining the aircraft, doing prechecks before flight. >> there is would a three-hour long wait to get on board the hybrid electric ship in the country. >> capable of bringing the marines ashore, through our helicopters. the ship also has a lot of use in a humanitarian assistance, disaster recovery mission. reporter: here kids got to see it all. >> my grandfather was in the navy and my dad brought me here to have found and learn about all the ships in the navy. >> adults also let their imagines -- imagination run wild. >> the blue angels and fleet week, there's too much to do. reporter: the blue angels are still flying. they did get off to a rocky start. the started 25-30 m
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. underwayher big race virginia is for u.s. senate. two former governors, tim kaine and george allen. they went head-to-head last night in a debate. allen onllenged contraception in to widen his lead. a huge jump from just three weeks ago when he only led by 1%. we will tell you who is relying on which voters to the white house. wanted to find out, what the number one issue that polls thisu to the november? >> jobs. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the e budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while e cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it inin his priorities? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes the
ABC
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
governors go head-to-head in the u.s. senate race. >> i am confident that virginians are going to stand strong for freedom. >> i think i have a track recor pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. scott pelley: "you made on your investments, personally, about 0 $20 million last year, and you paid 14% in federal taxes, that'she capital gains rate. is that fair to the gu who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you did? so you think it is fair?" romney: "yeah, i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth." lower tax rates for him...than us. is that the way to grow america? i'm barack obama, and i approve this messa. >> there's another big virginia race that will have a big impact on the entire country. >> that is the senate seat vacated by jim webb. >
ABC
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
taking responsibility for the security at the u.s. embassy in the be at the date ambassador chris stevens was killed in an attack. the admission comes amidst growing pressure for the white house to respond with force to the attack. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking ownership for the security failures at the consulate in libya that left ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. she told cnn ensuring the safety of u.s. diplomatic staff overseas is her job, not the white house. >> i take responsibility. i am in charge of the state department, 60,000 + people all over the world. the president and vice president certainly would not be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> congress heard testimony last week that the state department was aware of and rejected several request for increase security. >> have long known extremists have come out of libya. there is an effort to try to reestablish a presence of extremists. it was something we were very focused on and working on. >> her comments, as republicans used the at
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in falls church many customers from venezuela say the reason they're in the u.s. is chavez who they believe is destroying their country. >> very bad. my aunt has been -- >> it's not safe there. no jobs. >> beatrice and francisco camacho moved to the u.s. 17 years ago and they originally planned to move back. >> chavez in power, no no way. >> we can tell with our eyes what's happened. and what we saw we didn't like it. >> the comachos say relatives got on a black list and couldn't find jobs. lilia's mother lost her oil job. >> he fired her. >> and elena says she couldn't get a public school teaching job. all because of chavez. still, chavez has his supporters. >> and back out here live, venezuela, those supporters were enough to give him the election but these folks you see here they don't trust the results and say it was rigged and right now they're actually listening to a speech by shen reek caprice who challenged -- henrique caprice who was the challenger but the official word is chavez held ton win. these folks do not trust those results and a much different situation in venezuel
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
vfor question seven. >> some good news today for the u.s. housing market. 389,000 homesles, last month. an increase of 6% over august. it indicates steady improvement byhousing market driven record low mortgage rates. >> if you are planning to fly holiday, it beng than youto pay more did last year. the average price of a round- trip ticket within the u.s. is $386. that is 9% more of them last year. there are more passengers trying to book fewer seats and the airlines are attacking non for peak travel times -- are tacking on surcharges for peak travel times. that could mean significant stormerosion because the -- some beaches are not far from miami are already off-limits. >> it looks nice down there even all of that. >> it is gun to be an interesting story. -- it isn't going to be an interesting storm. -- it is going to be an storm.ting do you mean by interesting? should i be frightened? we do not see this coming than you did last year. together all that frequently. it will not be a europe came north, buts this far l be -- it will not be a powerful storm -- it will when it getsica
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Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. are even higher for last debate. >> it is gorgeous to be out here. between the white house and u.s. capitol, freedom plaza. renowned. there are skateboarders, tourists, and policy come of the finalhe eve before -- between obama and mitt romney. >> the debates are supposed to be for the undecided. >> it is the ideal location to political turning expectations, and disappointment. put this country in a very position. >> the man who voted early is .ed up >> its crust to turn our stomach things theyut the are saying. amy teaches middle school social studies in missouri. >> i am asking them to think what each candidate brings as ad what we value country. gregory, a d.c. resident. debate topicay's an intriguing one. that are like unfathomable. happen.t supposed to u.s. ambassadors are not supposed to be murdered. >> who will better manage the challenges? china, iran, and beyond? romney area and mr. preparing for the debate, night in a swing state, florida. a whopping 29 electoral votes. >> we want to remind everyone you can see the debate tomorrow at 9:00 right here on abc 7. .ne more not
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a close-cut. -- close-cut beard. >> a deadly attack that killed a u.s. ambassador, and a congressional hearing has led to a new showdown over security of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. he was criticized for speaking about security earlier this year. a top state officials said he declined to approve more security but also said they had the correct number of assets at the time of the attack. you might remember the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed on september 11. the obama administration now calls these attacks terrorism and the white house says it is the result of an anti-islam video producer in the united states. >> tonight, one person finds herself in hot water. the seductive voice on the other end of that line. >> we are going to win. >> yes. absolutely. >> and you can hear what president obama tells diane >> we are less than 24 hours away from a debate. vice president joe biden and vice-presidential nominee paul ryan are getting ready to square off. >> here is what president obama said to diane sawyer. >> we look forward. it makes you that
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
jail. tragic milestone this u.s. serviceman was killed in aeople firefight with afghan army allies. 2000th american in the 11-year-old war. >> tomorrow could be a rough for drivers in d.c.. is because members of city plant to shut k street in the morning. they mark the one-year .nniversary of the movement they stayed in mcpherson square for nearly five until the enforced a ban on overnight camping. >> it has been a cloudy night with a few showers. when willout there -- the rain go away? stick around. we will be in the belfort furniture weather center with a first check. the first showers -- we have been watching them in the belfort furniture weather center. movedf the showers have out of the area. at clear skies. temperatures have fallen. gaithersburg. 57 in fredericksburg. this is what it looks like early in the afternoon and evening. showers from the north -- and moves up toward the east. skies begin to clear across west virginia into western maryland. clear skies will be with us from early tomorrow morning, along with a bit of patchy fog. temperatures jump into the 50's afternoo
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
insideone u.s. for the first time. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. the priorityrs is like bonnieor more, davis. >> we have to realize the next choosent could very well of supreme court justices. perplexed as to why a for awould vote republican. are,new poll shows they indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supp
ABC
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
reported that they to one u.s. have agreed on one talks over its nuclear program. e house says there is no this point. enforcing sanctions to the is onwhere the economy its knees. the attack on the u.s. in libya is also expected to be a hot topic. the president has some explaining to do. one of the questions is, did he know about the two pirate on the consulate? >> analysts say the slightest be costly to both campaigns. the debate is so important. these moments can change the case -- of the race. analysts say that both candidates have to lay out a clear foreign policy program. however, some believe that those -- to begin may not impact the election as early .oting has already started begins atcoverage 9:00. t to hear your reaction during the debate. wjla.com -- log onto wjla.com. you can see what other local are thinking as well. today on the campaign trail, the driving thes are .ampaign trail will be in colorado. joe biden is making the push in ohio. look at alive event in canton, ohio. the first of two stops for the vice-president. the first lady is also speaking in florida prior t
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
alexandria, high of 72. closer to the southeast u.s., of picking up the effect of sandy already. homestead air force base, fla., 75 degrees. wind gusts of 52 heavy rain. this pattern will move. the storm is moving quickly but will slow down once it makes landfall and will be a protractor long, slow moving system. but not the next few days. meantime not bad. 60's, low 70's, some sunshine. the wind will be out of the east and southeast, bringing the low- level moisture. overnight, clouds, patchy fog, drizzle commonplace. right now, all of the sunshine very warm temperatures. 83 charleston, 80 degrees and asheville, 76 indianapolis. on the other side of this cold front, blue or minnesota and the low 30's. this will be a key player, this trough of low pressure, the leading edge, a very strong upper level low associated with it, and that will make this happen in the next several days involving sandy. for the moment, not a lot of stormiest. with the leading edge of the cold front is still back to the west. the next few days, more cloudiness slowing coolly -- slowly cooling temperatures, and then
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
reschedule for free if they intend to fly to affected areas. jetblue, u.s. airways are offering this to customers. anyone passing to the storm's path should check their flight status. what do you think of the chances that we will have that happen? >> i think there is a 50-50 chance around the major travel disruption monday and into tuesday. through much of our area and through a good part of the northeast. >> this is the storms that they could not have forecast because of the unusual nature. a tropical storm a hurricane becoming this hybrid monster northeast storm and coming directly ashore from the ocean. a very very interesting story. >> a beautiful beautiful sunset. we had sunni temperatures throughout the campaign. our temperatures outside. that -- the temperatures are still in the 60's. there are 10 watches along the coast. there you can see the plume of moisture coming up the coast from the hurricane which might become a tropical storm. it could get weaker because of the upper left lint. there is so much ocean moisture that all of this essentially comes up the coast and th
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
u.s. consulate killed at the stevens thatris three other americans. officials said there have been a security threats to the conflict, possibly up to 50. congress plans to hold a hearing tax.week on the we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy, now offering flu shots every day, no appointment necessary. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. e continue with the debate over local radar that dates back to the 1850's. >> family members of those -- over a local graveyard that dates back to the 1850's. ancestors arrived in these areas in the 1600's. when she found out the graves of her ancestors were moved, she tried to stop it. the process to remove the great developer wants to build homes on the side. an archaeologist says that of the 15 graves, 12 have already been
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
have seen all afternoon, look the storms. everywhere in the eastern part u.s., that is traveling. clearing skies tonight. tomorrow, we will not get any of we will be cloudy. sunshine in the morning. on sunday, we are back to a full day of sunshine and the warming trend begins again. 76 today. 63 the morning low. 70 degrees there now. cooler.ures i do not think the fans care about 49. it is happy whether there. the colors out here are this will be the the color.enjoy a lot of morning sunshine. sunday, the ideal weather for an outdoor activity. here is our futurecast. building into the weekend. high-pressure and control. sunshine on sunday. next week, that high pressure shop to our south. mild temperatures through the next week. 67 tomorrow. 67 on sunday. then the warming trend begins next week. check out wjla.com when you get a chance. look at 8 blog on the the meteor and shower. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> it looks like he will be out a huge game this weekend. him asskins listed sunday so he could be in it but most likely not
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
confidence in the u.s. economy. to the campaign trail, quiet day as both candidates prepare their second debate tomorrow night in new york. practicing at a williamsburg. republican nominee mitt romney practicing in boston. a new washington post poll the candidates are locked in a dead heat nationally. only one in eight voters at point still say they're undecided. >> are partners at "politico have released a new poll that of life for signs the romney campaign. romney leaves 50% to 48% in states including virginia and ohio among likely voters. three-quarters of those who d the first debate said that romney was the winner. regardless, 53% of voters still the president will win reelection. from 61%.n >> if you are not registered to vote, today is the final day for residents ifd.c. to vote in the november election. register in person at local election office or by mail. and october 15 postmark is the only application that will be acceptable. >> people on both sides of the aisle remembering former pennsylvania senator arlen after a battleed yesterday. during his three decades in the wh he was,
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
about for a long time. u.s. dramatic video, the t guard rescued crew members famous recluse -- a replica ship off the coast of north carolina. been used in several movies. it was on its way from connecticut to florida trying to the storm when it sank last night. were on board. 14 are safe, but two are still missing. a tense situation in new york as powerful wind caused a partial crane collapsed. this is the tallest residential building in manhattan. was hours from the coast when it went damaged the crane. sandy has been kicking up huge waves: new jersey coastline. the atlantic city boardwalk was empty as the rough surf and seas moved in. latest reports m the powers fro companies. reports 22,000 outages. 8300 customers without power in montgomery county. 7400 customers in the district. dominion says about 38,000 are without power. >> those numbers are moving up rapidly. around 2:00 this afternoon, 600 outages for pepco customers. now 22,000. both power companies say they are asking for an outside help. customers andning yourake a while to get power back. t even near an and the tre
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
happen until the end of this year or next. >> a major blow for the u.s. postal service. they will not be able to borrow any more money. they have reached the $15 billion debt limit. a they will be able to only borrow money from the u.s. treasury as opposed to private banks. the have been borrowing billions from taxpayers to make up for shortfalls. still to come on abc 7 news at 6, some shutdowns at the university of phoenix. we will tell you what's going on there. >> lovely traffic on the beltway. soon, you'll be able to pay a toll to move a lot faster. how much will it cost? we learned a lot more about that today. >> 64 degrees and clear skies in arlington. some changes coming our way. temperatures up and down some thunderstorms, too. we will [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of theast four years. we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem wh raising taxes is that it slows downn the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone because when the economy's grow
ABC
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
computer models questionable and some of closer toward the coast of the u.s. and looking up front in the cold midwest. these lines are individual forecasts. it seems they are lined up so is confidence in the forecast down below but as a guest to the u.s., it diverges. either way, this is a very large and it will be a causal even for the mid-atlantic. have to see about anything beyond that. taker look at this time lapse. this is the sun rise from this morning along with morning high level clouds. what a beautiful star. there were a few sprinkles out and itwest this morning be a great afternoon. about 68 degrees at reagan national and 72 at dulles. high pressure is still anchored across the southeast. it is a little iffy for travelers in the northeast. this will bring some major the weekend even if impact us.not you will see a big cool down especially by sunday. for today, partly cloudy skies, warm, 77-82 degrees. our record high as 84 and we get close to that but i don't think we'll break it. tonight 53-60 and winds are from to marceau it will be a tomorrow and more into the weekend. it w
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for it. it's that time of year. tonight on abc 7 news at 5 you'll meet a trailblazer in the u.s. navy, the first black female to reached three-star admiral. we will talk with michelle howard a graduate of the naval academy. she talks about the joys and challenges and obstacles she has experienced, from her command of a u.s. warship to a daring hostage rescue in international waters to surviving an attack at the pentagon. >> coming up on abc 7 news at noon last night's dancing we will reveal the couple that was sent packing. >> on "katie" we have a look at the reality tv phenomenon. for some it is an obsession. we will hear from some reality stars about what's happening bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy now offeringlu shots every day, no appointment nec
ABC
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
yard sales. it started with a student selling textbooks in the u.s. that were purchased overseas. >> the publishers sued for copyright violations. we explain what could happen at the end of the case. >> the case could cause problems for anyone who ever thought about selling an old iphone, donating to charity or having a yard sale. the issue to be argued in front of the supreme court is whether the original copyright owner on u.s. products purchased in other countries can control your ability to resell the product once you buy it. he resells products at this ebay consignment store. >> i would say 95%. >> he is afraid the case could put him out of business. >> i think it is ridiculous. i have known about it because it could affect my business. i have pushed it back. how could this happen? the repercussions would be ridiculous. >> even libraries are worried they could be required to seek the copyright owner's permission before lending books overseas. he represents a coalition of interests including libraries. >> it is simple. you bought it. you own it. you can do is you please. >> o
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the u.s. consulate in benghazi was attacked. >> bundle up -- prepared to save -- prepared to pay more on your heating bill. >> a cloudy start and sunshine this afternoon. will it move away tomorrow? pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >> the first hearing on the benghazi attacks that killed a u.s. ambassador and other americans got underway today. >> for the attacks spontaneous or an act of terrorism? >> a hearing about the attack that killed a master chris stevens and three others in benghazi last night -- was not a response to a video. each witnesses -- each with this referred to it as an unprecedented attack. >> i have not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity in libya nor with my time with the diplomatic security service. >> ambassador patrick ken
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
was an incredible video. thank you very much. breaking news on the deadly attack that killed a u.s. ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in libya. an attack killed the ambassador, christopher stevens, and three other americans. the obama administration has faced criticism over security levels there but clinton says security is her job. and not that of the white house. >> let's go to the race for the white house. both candidates are gearing up for debate. but this time tomorrow night president obama and his challenger mitt romney will have just finished up their second face off. all eyes will be on the president after his performance in the fence -- first the date was panned by critics. =-- first debate was panned by critics. >> the pundits say president obama need to present a more convincing argument while mitt romney benefits from continuing his credible alternative. as we found out today, the nation remains divided. the things that ad value to our daily experience the first big push on his swing, the end of a
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, some are estimating overall, the damage could be among the costliest storms in u.s. history. get to some of the problems sande is causing around area, particularly at ocean city. the boardwalk suffered extensive .amage let's check in now, the very latest. butt is still very windy, be as seem to frequent. seem to be as strong. for the first time in about 12 hours, i am not soaking wet. i want to show you some video of the things that went on today. waves were the big issue. you can see the big waves that were crashing out. problem asere a well. over the sea wall at boardwalk and were crashing in the businesses. you can see that basically, all city belown floodednth street was the block behind the boardwalk all the way over to the bay. they had a mandatory very serious storm. it does seem to be lessening and that is the very good news. i think you can probably see as back, a couple of young n that want to be on tv. the waves are really starting to settle down. the wind is coming from a different direction and the is starting to settle down. this storm is, by no means, over. things are
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
afghanistan. he ran a motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. afghan patrol not far from the border. this follows on the heels of an attack by a armed forces on americans over the weekend. the creator of the anti-muslim film -- or at least a trailer -- has a new county on his head. pakastani lawmakers are offering two hundred thousand dollars to anyone who kills him. another man had previously offered $100,000. he is currently in jail for violating the terms of his probation. >> a judge has continued the case of a man accused of murdering a school superintendent in upstate new york. anthony taglianetti is accused of killing school superintendent keith reed. >> a college professor described as the residence santa claus is dead following a car accident. a carpet jumped the sidewalk and hit the 60-year-old as he walked his dog. rhett leverett a history professor at marymount university. police believe the medical episode cause the driver to crash. >> there is a movement to provide more safe parking for the disabled. one in 10 meters are being converted to redtops. export pc's re
ABC
Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, 20 miles an hour on a rim that was destroyed. >> u.s. taken into custody and then taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation. what motivated this case is still a mystery. >> thank you. other problems on a roadway a leaking propane on the bayraffic to help in both directions. incident started around 4:00. e to contain the leak and traffic was open within the last hour. prince george's county police officers have a new tool for combating domestic violence. the lieutenant governor 30 lawed today n thecement agencies i adopt the national protectnt program to victims of domestic violence. the program uses evidence-based to identify victims most at risk. in place using more than $250,000 in grants from the governor's office. like something from the future but driverless the greenbeen given states and could cruising in washington state. in washington d.c.. google is developing so-called autonomous vehicles. the states with cars are authorize our nevada, california and florida. been relieved of tsairports with the most for that. the losses on the list and comes at no. 14. employees fi
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
about what is coming up, anderson cooper is joining us live. shocked when we about this u.s. open referee who was accused of r husband.he >> that's right. lois is called the coffee cup killer. killing her 80- husband with a coffee cup, hitting him in the head. trial.ing to todayughter is on my show at 3:00, breaking her silence .or the first time she is standing by her mother it was an accidental death, that her mom had nothing to do with it. that her mom had taken a test.tector we will have the results of that. >> this did not even come to light until after he had been time.or quite some >> that's right. police initially thought it was an accident. it was only later they determined -- the medical did an autopsy and the had sent his body to get buried and the guy who did the autopsy realized there were a coffee cup in his head and that their remarks did not seem to indicate an death.tal >> we all love a good mystery. we will get more details at 3:00. 4:00 is katie couric. and we will need a 23-year-old making a amputee recovery at walter reed national military medical center, at 4
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
near the u.s.-mexico border. agents or on horseback at the time patrolling. was a third agent not injured. federal agents have not released any details on the possible shooter. also, a developing story in montgomery county. pepco is working to get two traffic lights back on after power outages knocked out two dozen lights around rockville pike around 8:00 this morning. the outage blamed on t downed power pole. 700 people without power at the peak. 400 customers still waiting for the power to be restored. the focus right now is getting the traffic lights in service. problems from the rain this morning, this is an ambulance flipped over on 270 near urbana. brad bell sent this picture moments ago. we are still gathering information on any possible injuries. we don't know if a patient was. inside at the was -- we don't know if a patient was inside at the time. it's been a dreary day across the area. looking at the capitol right there. we could see more rain before the day is over. we have a clear shot of the capitol dome and in. that in jacqui jeras? >> we have incredible downpours ea
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
officials. >> clinton said her agency was aware of the growing threat against the u.s. embassy and vowed to track down those responsible. >> coming up, big changes to prince william county's controversial immigration policy and why some are blaming politics for the change. >> plus, they were a hit on saturday night live together. hear what new high [ male announcer ] president obama says he's creating jobs but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can'caafford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> a doggie daycare in arlington whose mural was the subject of a lawsuit now has a new piece of art. it features birds relaxing in a hot tub. the county called the previous meryl and add that violated the sign ordinance -- previous mural an ad that violat
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> a developing story along the u.s.-mexico border. police have arrested two men with possible ties to the shooting death of a border patrol agent. no word on a motive in that attack. >> to an update to a story we brought you first on seven. the national park service has now drained the reflecting pool. this is less than two weeks after we discovered algae growing on the water. it is not supposed to happen after that multimillion-dollar renovation. we are on the national mall with where we go from here. >> the reflecting pool is now empty. workers are still here on the scene housing is down, making sure all the best analogy is god. it will be two or three weeks before it is refilled. this was touted as a landmark green project, no chemically treated city water. they have been shoveling and plowing, but it is only october. and there is no snow. >> it is unbelievable. >> a month after the rebuild reflecting pool was reopened, and two weeks after we read the first to show you the algae invasion the national park service has trained all 4 million gallons. officials blame it on not enough o
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
models are taking it towards the northeast coast of the u.s.. a lot to talk about. >> we are tracking hurricanes sandy as it makes its way up north. we will show you how local power companies are preparing in case sandy had our way. s woman accused of leading a wild police chase is being held without bond pending a psychiatric evaluation. she was released from a psychiatric hospital last friday. yesterday, the chase started at 66 in virginia. she faces several charges including assault and reckless endangerment. the man accused of wounding a guard at the family research council faces terrorism charges. the indictment against floyd corkins contains seven new charges. it is the first such charged under d.c. anti-terrorism act of 2002. he is doing court on friday. >> new developments surrounding the attack in benghazi, e-mails indicate the white house and state department did two hours after the benghazi attack that an islamic militant group was claiming responsibility. administration officials said the attacks followed a protest over an anti-muslim from. hillary clinton says the e- mail
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
from central america where the u.s. geological survey said a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit costa rica outside the town of liberia. there are no reports of immediate damage. the men running for president are back on the campaign trail just 14 days before election day. both campaigns traveled back to key battleground states. less than 24 hours after their third and final debate. >> what you're seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president's out of ideas. he's out of excuses and in november, you'll make sure he's out of office. >> mitt romney and running mate paul ryan spoke about an hour ago at a rally in denver. earlier in the day romney was in henderson nevada, who said he would help small business owners. the president took aim at romney in the biggest battleground state of them all. >> if you say you won't give a big tax cut to the wealthy but you're on a video promising your tax cut would include the top 1%, that sounds like a classic case of romnesia. >> president obama continues the romnesia theme while appearing with joe biden in dayton. mr. o
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 6:30, on your side. >> the longest serving u.s. senator has died today. 82-year-old arlen specter passed away after a battle with cancer. >> it is not the first time he faced a health crisis, but he never let it get in a way of his political service. >> he will be remembered as a politician who never shied away from a battle. even when serious medical illness threaten his life multiple times, the kansas born specter graduated from the university of pennsylvania and yale law school kicking off a lifelong commitment to public service. he was the longest serving senator in pennsylvania history. >> arlen specter is an icon in pennsylvania. he started out as a young lawyer working for the warren commission after president kennedy was assassinated and built a national reputation, he became of senator at a young age. he would be down at the stands at three rivers stadium introducing himself saying he wanted to know the whole stadium. >> he was not afraid to tackle political issues right down the middle. >> i think people will say that is what an
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Oct 21, 2012 6:30pm EDT
dedicated bomber pilot. he would go on to be one of the first to speak out against the u.s. involvement in the vietnam war. former new mexico governor bill richardson spoke today about mcgovern's impact on our country. demi -- >> very sad. i think he will be remembered for his contributions on agriculture, on hunger, and then the democratic party. he transformed the party, the primary system, getting minorities involved. >> most people remember mcgovern for his run for president in 1972 against president richard nixon. among the missteps in his campaign, mcgovern was forced to dump his running mate thomas eagleton after it was learned he had a history of psychic -- psychiatric problems. nixon won by a landslide. mcgovern ran again in 1984 but dropped out because of poor primary showings. his words from that campaign still resonate today. >> the question is not -- are we better off than we were four years ago? the question is -- where will america be four years from now? [applause] what is the american future? what kind of america do we want to be? >> mcgovern helped transform the democrati
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Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
intended u.s. by leaking the two people's identities. high school students walking out in northeast d.c., firing of a long time football coach. they were angry over a decision fire him last week after he player.ineligible the football team had also forfeit one of their victories. fuller said some of the true and hewere not was seeking legal assistance. two weeks from election and the making the final push. we get more now from brianne carter. >> it is back to battling it out in the battleground states for obama and mitt romney left untilwo weeks votes. the president urged everyone to polls, in florida. i need you to vote, because you've got a very big choice to make. between twot candidates or two parties. choice between two very different visions for this country that we love. >> romney went through a stop in nevada and then an event tonight in colorado. final debate last night, candidates had several including libya and s and foundlitary cut ground on some policies. it is clear governor romney is not ready to be the commander-in-chief. >> i disagree. i think this is a fantastic debate
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Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
closer to the u.s. and the washington, d.c., metro area. bob has the latest from our hurricane center. >> winds are still 90 miles per hour. across see it moving cuba. the circulation extends of miles to the east, could be positive thrust. here is the latest. asremains off the coast, but move off the north coast, remember, this is a 70% chance of where the will be, but it is looking likely it will be coming monday into tuesday. problem forbe any the marine corps marathon. increasing reins as we get into rainning, and tuesday, and flooding. it may be to our north, especially with inland flooding early next week. it looks like a major storm. >> we have video from florida. this video from miami. pictures like this have alert,ds on high reminiscent of a hurricane's .ears ago live from alexandria. >> no one can forget the dark days. of people are worried about potential power outages that are threatening a powerful punch. are getting ready to dust off sandbags. hurricane sandy is toppling down powering thousands leaving stranded. the storm is estimated to cause l of $1 billion in damages.
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hurricane they wreaks havoc on u.s..ast of the washington we are picking up filledces after a night wind and rain that drove homes.ds from their >> more damage could still come pushe storm continues to land. we want to over -- we want to brandy, covering the in new york city. >> good afternoon. super storms and the lived up to all the warning. at least 18 people have been according to the press.ted 8 million are without power. sandy is leaving behind a path of death, darkness, and flooding as it moves inland. my gosh, there is no wall. it lost hurricane status on it made landfall winds, bute per hour still had enough strength to manhattan with a record storm surged, pushing the n to a staten island street. new york city subways are also wonder several feet of water. >> our resources are ready to clean this up. a crane collapsed and is 0 stories above8 the street. a major hospital was evacuated backup generator sale. more than 50 homes were destroyed when two fires sparked in rockaway. >> there was a boat with us, we in in the boat and got there. firefighters rescued dozens e trapped
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. korff, abc 7 news. >> several new revelations on killeddly attack that u.s. ambassador. despite comments made by the obama administration to that effect, new documents suggest an disagreement over security for the attack. for americans were killed on the 11th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. >> if your an online shopper, we t for you.er >> gambling supporters and go to battle over whether maryland should have a casino at the national harbor. a combined $39.4 million has spent, more than the combined total spent by governor martin o'malley back in 2006. but there are several new twist the race for president to tell you about tonight. obama met with supporterst ohio state university and subject thate remains at the top of the headlines. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally doing something about big bird. the new that he was driving our deficit. -- who knew that he was driving our deficit? a new obama campaign at mitt romney campaign week.ent last we have one out of six in poverty, 47 on food stamps, and the s timeent is spending hi savin
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. alex karras was among the people who sue the nfl for head injuries. u.s. 77 years old. >> the meningitis outbreak in the u.s. continues to spread to night. new jersey is the latest of 10 states to report at least one case of meningitis tied to the contaminated steroid shots. the center for disease control reports 100 -- 137 cases nationwide including 12 deaths. health officials say there have been 24 cases, including one death. eight cases have been reported in maryland, including one death in maryland. >> we're learning more about the death of the panda cub at the national zoo tomorrow. the results of the necropsy will be released during a morning press conference. the panda cub died six days after birth. zoo officials say they are waiting for the official cause of death. >> on a much more pleasant subject, the weather today, at one of the nicest days i can remember. >> and it was so lousy looking earlier this morning. let me show you what you missed. in southern frederick county we started the day with a lot of low clouds and fog. that moved through quickly. that just cleare
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
seven. u.s. health officials reported an additional 27 cases today increasing the total number to 91. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that critical swing state. obama is that a campaign events in california. on the sunday talk show circuit there were still talking about the debate. >> we had a good week. we need to have a good one this began the week after. >> i will not take away from his masterful performance. he did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn to tap dance. >> up next on the debate calendar, a vice presidential debate face-off. >> venezuelan immigrants have made the journey to louisiana to vote in today's presidential election elie their homeland. people started lining up early this morning outside the venezuelan consulate to pass their ballot for the incumbent hugo chavez or the young opponent. they closed down the miami consulate. >> we drove 23 hours to come here. a further reason to stay in your house secure in venezuela. it
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Oct 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the u.s. a student visa to major in ciba security. according to undercover agents he came tracking him, cellto create a terrorist raised tea hot. -- jihad. this man focuses attention on destruction. undercover agents determined he and killed aacked ranking government official. he wanted to blow up the new stock exchange, but the security is tight. attack would result casualties.umber of how wednesday morning thinking hotel room detonating a bomb in a van. was in danger. the explosives were in there to. >> it is a coveted target by terrorists. i think this reaffirms that. it is believed he has connections to al qaeda. held.is being at the federal reserve in washington, security is tighter than usual. >> is striking he had an attempt to do that. i am glad our government and security was able to track that get them. according to records, he hopes this attack would postpone the presidential election. we may learn that law enforcement, social media, facebook, played a critical role investigation. >> we are also getting more from southeast missouri state university. the university tells
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, been worse.o >> the u.s. anti-doping agency leading the most d successfuld an program the sport has ever seen. organizers are expected to remove his name from the record , erasing his consecutive victories. armstrong has consistently called the agency's effort a witch hunt. t deals from nike dropped thed cyclist and he is stepping down this foundation. >> he has been the inspiration for this movement. his cancer journal led to this place. 26 people testified that used and and his team substances. even among the cancer survivors supporters, there is concerned. >> there has been a bittersweet time. >> the world's most famous lose ancould still medal and be the target of a lawsuit. a big change of for a local fire department stamp out of hundreds of dollars. scammed out of hundreds of dollars. >> the other dupont metro now open with some d new escalators. >> the eight-month project is arelly complete and writers -- riders are48 smoother makes for a commute. they waited for eight months these escalators at dupont circle south to start working again. commuters are not the only ones advan
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
recreations of the storming of the u.s. embassy in iran in 1979. 52 americans were taken hostage and held more than a year. six others escaped to the home of the canadian ambassador. ben affleck plays a cia operative who dreams of a plan to get the six out posing as a film crew. this actually happened. the cia said of the hollywood production company said their man to take the six tom. it is a four star oscar contender. it is the best bet for the weekend. have a great weekend, everybody. i am arch campbell, abc 7 entertainment. >> space shuttle endeavor has wrapped up the first date of its tracks through los angeles. it only has a 12-mile trip, but it is only moving at about 2 miles per hour. it has been retired from service. it goes on display at the end of the month. we had our version of the same sort of trip here. they have had to take down power lines and trees and light poles. >> i would imagine some of those characters out in l.a. -- outside today, you had a little bit of a chill. sparkling blue sky it really is fall. our temperature in washington has only dropped to the 50's.
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Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
former u.s. senator arlen specter who died this morning at his home in philadelphia from complications of a non hodgkin's lymphoma. his career spanned decades. for most 30 years in the senate he was a republican, but he supported president obama stimulus bill in 2009 lost the support of his party. that is when he became a democrat. >> i admired that he never gave up and fought to find the center ground. >> he always said what he wanted. he was a great politician. >> president obama issued a statement praising him as a man whose personal battle against cancer inspired many others. we have manat -- on arlen specter's light on our website wjla.com including a photo gallery with his life and pictures from our partners at politico. >> with the clock ticking down to tuesday's presidential debate, aides president obama promise he will be more aggressive as he faces mitt romney. polls show romney was the clear winner in the last debate. the president is in williamsburg virginia, and romney is in massachusetts. be sure to stay with abc 7 complete coverage of the second presidential debate. we will
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama. the u.s. unemployment rate has fallen below 8% for the first time in nearly a full your years. >> employers added 114th thousand jobs since september. jobless rate fell to 7.8% last month and wages rose. the department also revised the numbers for july and august saying the economy at its 86,000 more jobs than first estimated. >> the jobs report is a big topic on the campaign trail. republican candidate mitt romney campaigning in battleground virginia. looks like they're getting ready to announce that he will be speaking soon at carter machinery in abingdon. president obama in virginia as well. >> scott thuman joins us from george mason university. seems like a more confident president obama than we saw during the debate scott. we would check back with him in a couple minutes. the president speaking after 11:00 this morning in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest information on our website at wjla.com. turning to a story developing in bethesda. montgomery coun
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Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken up. >> there's no way a person could stop. >> all the lanes on route 1 were down and now traffic is least one lane. before thehours collision construction unit is done investigating the accident. john gonzalez reported from old -- from elkridge. >> a deadly crash in fairfax county. old named maximilian after losing control of his poll anditting a the vehicle over backlick road in annandale. was not wearing a seatbelt. no one else was injured. >> baltimore police investigating the shooting death an active-duty sailors from virginia. the 24-year-old victim was shot l times. the navy has not release his identity. norfolkn leave from visiting his brother in baltimore. the suspect in the deadly an atlanta area time in thepent psychiatric facility. accused ofr a "kill l killing a volunteer at the m
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the hopes of creating protection for u.s. troops. current body armor saves but ied's still take limbs. is hoping to stop that. my brother is going back for his fourth deployment in n in january. o do what i can to make sure he comes home safe. >> he may have the only body suit made by a concerned mother. >> the body armor it survives up against held gunfire, and even made it through the monkey bars. but 26.2 miles? is this the pace for the marathon? hoping that i can hold up 26.2 miles. >> how are you feeling, 100 feet? >> i am getting tired. [laughter] >> we have all hopes for a marathon man. the information for the marathon on our website. to wjla.com. >> what do you think for the marathon? >> the temperatures in the breezy, 15ies, breeze, scattered showers. a lot to share with you. cloudyftop camera, skies. that, we will have cloudy skies several more days, of whatever will sandy.with like adverse affects by monday, sunday night, especially into tuesday. 67 in chevy chase. is an average temperature. further to the south, along the coast, still picking up wind s of 52 m.p.h., the no
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those principles of peace requires us to be strong. >> perhaps the only agreement of the night iran cannot obtain nuclear weapon. but how? >> during the course of this campaign, he's often talked as we should t
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a lot of firepower. >> thank you. thousands of u.s. home gave us your instant feedback on the candidates. using your smartphone. we got a lot of reaction. many agreed. biden said that the world is behind the united states could and many disagree that ryan said that with president obama we get speeches and we don't get the leadership. the big win by the nationals was not the only victory at the ballpark denied. >> another dc council member is accused of wrongdoing. but in jim gramm is defending himself. you will hear from him coming right up. >> tomorrow night, late, there could be a freeze. [ femalele announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a famimily can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raraised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cocost of nursing home care. we hava president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. i got y
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
b creation in the u.s. >> a neighborhood is back to after a major propane leak. said this morning were in storing -- wells or rails when a bobcat excavator drove over an underground propane tank. >> there was gas coming out into the air. got the hazmat people. >> 5 homes were evacuated. the propane tank was eventually passed out. >> police are investigating the happened this morning. from this video it happened on interstate 95. the single vehicle accident blocked traffic for are the -- over an hour. two victims were taken to the hospital. on their condition. and now for a check on air- friday situation on afternoon. anderson has the details. >> thank you. definitely seen the impact of the three extended holiday coming up. it is basically one entire delay much of a break. some delays around the area. on maryland -- in maryland northbound, father hurley boulevard and into route 80. the beltway is slow out of .irginia from tyson's corner a brief break at old georgetown road. back to you. >> have a good weekend. tonight, all of us are remembering an important member team who we lost
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